What I Wore: Black Floral Green

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Today’s indoor shoot brought to you by rainy-cloudy-thundery skies the last 2 days. So this is what I am, in fact, wearing this exact moment. I’m even sitting in that exact chair below (yes, you get a glimpse into my glamorous office decor, haha). I wasn’t sure about bright kelly green jeans at first, but there’s just something so perfect about this color paired with black and white that they’ve won me over. It helps that this pair is super comfortable, too.

So, life lately: rain; work; Sims 3; reading; paychecks still frustratingly out in the ether instead of in my PO box. Yeah. And the two I’ve been expecting the past few days are from two clients who usually pay very promptly. They’re not technically overdue quite yet, but when a client repeatedly pays promptly (like I have the check 2 days after invoicing promptly) you get used to that and expect that. More to the point, my bank account expects that. The postal service doesn’t take a holiday for Easter, so it’s not like service was interrupted. Hmph. I really hope they show up tomorrow morning, because I need to go to the grocery store. Ian’s got date night dinner covered tonight, but groceries/home meals are usually my thing and we are flat out of make-able things.

That’s not to say things are dire. Far from it. I have more than enough coming in to cover my expenses, it’s just that timing everything is always a balancing act. I hate to have to use my credit cards or pull money out of savings, because those are two areas I’m really working on this year (eliminating the first, growing the second). And I know everything will be fine, it’s just these thin days waiting for money stress me out.

Whew. Ok. End stressy rant. To lighten the mood, scroll down for adorable puppy.

Fellow self-employed people, do you have the same juggling act with your finances?
 

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If I had gone outside, I would have added these boots and this jacket.

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Colors: Kelly Green, Black, and White

Shirt: Target
Jeans: K&G Fashion Superstore
Necklace: from Etsy shop Petit Or
Ring: sample sale at Kintage
Belt/Sash: off a different dress I own

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Kiwi Womens Style, Because Shanna Said So, Style Elixir, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.
 

26 comments

  1. no stress or worries girl…it’s on the way! and i love the black + white floral top…one of my favorite combos. thanks for stopping by the blog today. enjoy the rest of the day;)

    chandra
    astylishlittlelady.com

    1. One of the paychecks did show up right on its due date, so that was a relief. And thanks for the well wishes. 🙂

  2. Yep. Whenever I’m working freelance, I totally have that problem. There for awhile, I had the maddening issue of having to chase down clients to pay me because I didn’t have enough money for rent. Sigh. Glad those days are over!

    1. I’ve had clients like that in the past, too, where you literally have to nag them to death to get paid. But that’s what was so weird about this week, because these are two long-time repeat clients, and they have always paid quickly before. Ah well. Such is the freelance life. All’s well now. 🙂

  3. Green jeans are my favorite kind of jeans! And while we’re not self-employed, even with a regular paycheck every two weeks we occasionally get in some sort of cash flow crisis when somehow all of our money is in savings or otherwise not accessible at the moment…I remember one time I was away on a trip and Angel called to tell me there was nothing in our checking account so I better not use my debit card.

    1. Yikes! Yeah, I’ve been close to the zero balance line more often that I’d like. Luckily that has become less frequent the more years are under my freelance belt. 🙂

    1. Yeah, it kind of drives me insane. But on the flip side, the perks of being self-employed are totally worth it.

  4. Love these colors together! The green pants are a good way to brighten your day when the weather is dreary.

    1. Very true! I do find myself drifting to brighter colors when it’s grey and rainy out. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!